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The tutor'd mind : Indian missionary-writers in antebellum America

Author: Bernd Peyer
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997.
Series: Native Americans of the Northeast.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part historical narrative, part textual analysis, this book traces the development of American Indian literature from the seventeenth century to the eve of the Civil War. Bernd C. Peyer focuses on the lives and writings of four prominent Indian missionaries - Samson Occom of the Mohegans, William Apess of the Pequots, Elias Boudinot of the Cherokees, and George Copway of the Ojibwas - each of whom struggled to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peyer, Bernd.
Tutor'd mind.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)647287434
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Peyer
ISBN: 1558490981 9781558490987 155849099X 9781558490994
OCLC Number: 36074497
Description: x, 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Indian writer and the colonial situation --
Forest diplomats, praying Indians, and savage scholars : seventeenth-century beginnings --
Samson Occom and the vision of a New England Christian Indian polity --
William Apess, Pequot-Mashpee insurrectionist of the Removal Era --
Elias Boudinot and the Cherokee betrayal --
George Copway, Canadian Ojibwa Methodist and romantic cosmopolite --
The transition of American Indian literature from salvationism to modernity.
Series Title: Native Americans of the Northeast.
Responsibility: Bernd C. Peyer.

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